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Poster: russ87 Date: Aug 31, 2016 4:38am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Submitting subtitles for audio

I just wanted to enquire whether I could somehow submit a subtitle file for the recordings of one of your book recordings. I managed to create the file pretty easily using YouTube's subtitle/transcription tools. I really like being able to read along with your audio files and there are some examples of people doing this already on YouTube. It's for the first part of Henry David Thoreau's translation of Prometheus Bound. I've attached the file in question.

Attachment: Prometheus_Bound_by_Aeschylus__Thoreau_Translation__1of3.vtt

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Poster: Date: Sep 8, 2016 3:15pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: Submitting subtitles for audio


Our website that we launched very recently, is dedicated to captioning LibriVox audiobooks and making "Read along" books. It does the synchronization itself, so you don't need to deal with Youtube. All you have to do is to submit the text. See the demo:

You can download the captions in ten formats or play the timedtexs right from the site. Enjoy:

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Poster: russ87 Date: Nov 6, 2016 2:30am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: Submitting subtitles for audio

I like what you're doing with your site, I gave it a go but had some trouble, I guess I have to get better text files without all the extraneous text like chapter markers manually.. But I'd much rather use your site than have to use YouTube every time I want annotations.

I'm actually working on a web app of my own.
It was originally just a browser-based media player with subtitle support and editing, but I've added features which allow users to load JSON files that pop-up definitions and other information from other sources as certain keywords pop up in the subtitles. It's still needs work but I'm planning to release it, I'm just looking to see if there are other people interested in this sort of thing. Hopefully you find it to be a somewhat different take on what you're doing on Readiance.

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Poster: Date: Nov 6, 2016 6:54am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: Submitting subtitles for audio

We could eventually link to your app as an alternative to our Oku Player. Language learners for instance could find it more useful. If you're interested we can discuss the details once you release.

Sorry to hear that syncing didn't work for you. The interface was updated a couple of times since that post. Can you try again and let me know how it works? My email is ozdefir(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Sep 2, 2016 5:04pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: Submitting subtitles for audio

I'm not sure what we would do with this, from a technical perspective. We upload MP3 files, and the rest of the formats are derived for us.

You could take our audios and submit them to YouTube with your subtitles, if you like. Our files are released into the Public Domain, so you can do whatever you want with them. :)